Vista Gatherings – August 25, 2015

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet September 8

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday, September 8 at 6:30 P.M.

The meetings are held at the 127 Senior Center located at 1460 South Main Street (Highway 127 South).

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.  Visitors and guests are welcome.  Contact Mike Puhl (456-0397) or Franc Conner (337-1247) for information.

New GriefShare Series set for September 14

Christ Lutheran Church of Fairfield Glade invites new attendees and previous participants to join our new 13 week session of GriefShare, a special seminar and support group for people who are grieving the loss of someone close.

Seminar videos and materials have been updated and are appropriate for those who have attended previously, as well as newcomers.  GriefShare is a non-denominational group, which features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.

Join us on September 14th at 10 A.M. in Christ Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 481 Snead Dr.   For more information, call the church office at 931-484-7273.

Kayak Connection

The 2015 FFG kayak season is winding down to the last six weeks. Join the Kayak Connection on Saturdays, ready to paddle, at 8:30 A.M.

They are an informal group without any membership contract or dues. Their main goals are fun, exercise, relaxation, enjoyment of outdoors, and safety. Weather does dictate whether/or not they paddle. Use your own judgment.

Interested in a rental? Kayak/ canoe/ paddleboat rentals are only available at Lake Dartmoor and Lake St George. For more rental information, please contact the marinas.

Own a kayak/ canoe, but need help to maneuver it? Please make your own arrangements prior to Saturdays.

Their last outing, Sept 26, will follow with a picnic pot luck. They’ll finish kayaking (about 10 A.M.), and meet at the picnic tables. Plan to bring a friend/spouse, your own table place setting, BYOB, and a breakfast pot luck dish to share.

Coordinators are Nancy Burleson, 484-6149 and Pat Kowalsky, 250-1159.

Here is our lake schedule:

Aug 29- Lake Glastowbury

Sept 5- Lake Dartmoor

Sept 12- Lake Canterbury

Sept 19- Lake Malvern

Sept 26- Lake St George/ breakfast pot luck

4th Annual Plateau Alzheimer’s Walk slated

Alzheimer’s Tennessee is planning a walk on Saturday, August 29th,  from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Carl T. Duer Soccer Complex.

Registration is at 4 P.M., opening ceremonies at 5 P.M. with the Walk at 6 P.M.

There will be fun and activities for adults, kids and pets; including a Classic Car Cruise In, Pet Parade and LIVE Bands: Matt + Mel and Victims of Circumstance.

Please consider participating individually or with a team.  All funding raised stays here in East Tennessee.  For more information go to

Presbyterian church to host golf scramble

The Westminster Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Nine Hole Golf Scramble on Aug. 30, on the Brae Course at Heatherhurst Golf Club. Registration begins at 2 P.M. with a 3 P.M. shotgun start.

The cost is $50 per player, which includes golf with cart, BBQ dinner at the church afterwards, team and individual prizes and door prizes.

The church distributes food baskets to needy families in the Crossville area three times a year. This event helps support this program.

Call (931)484-9677 or (931) 707-1252 to register.

Volunteers needed for AARP tax-aide program

The dog days of summer are here and memories and evidence of last winter’s ice storm are no longer as prominent.

Next year’s tax season seems a long way off, but planning has begun for the AARP Tax-Aide volunteer counselors.

The recent Supreme Court decision keeps the Affordable Healthcare Act in place and therefore, there could be tax consequences for some of our residents for the 2015 tax year.

Tax-Aide services are not limited to seniors; we work with all individuals and families.  This past tax season, our team of volunteers provided free tax assistance to nearly 4,000 of our residents, e-filing over 2,000 federal tax returns.  Teams of counselors worked in Crossville, Fairfield Glade, Jamestown, Pleasant Hill, Sparta and Tansi.

New volunteers have experienced counselors as training partners and begin their tax preparation work doing basic returns.  You will never have to work alone – as part of the program, every tax return is quality reviewed before it is printed for the client.

If you would like to be involved, but aren’t sure if you want to prepare returns, volunteers are also needed to help with greeting clients and organizing the paperwork.  For more information about the program or to become part of the team that provides this valuable service, call 456-4212.

Spay-Ghetti has started

The Wags and Whiskers “Spay-Ghetti” Dinner fundraiser started August 1st and runs throughout August (Lunch or Dinner) at the Genesis Italian Grille on Interstate Drive in Crossville.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the restaurant and include Genesis’ great spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad and a drink.  Proceeds will benefit the Wags and Whiskers’ low-cost spay/neuter program, a community service that has “fixed” over 9,600 cats and dogs.

Tickets are available by calling 931-788-2201 or visiting Happy Hound Realty, Bed and Biscuit Kennel, Cat’s Meow Resale Store or the Duplicate Store.  Check for ticket locations and maps.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting set

On Thursday, August 20 at 1 P.M., the Plateau Photography Club will meet in Room C of the Library Building at Fairfield Glade.

The Topic for this month will be “Photographic Composition”.  Members will bring shots they have taken that incorporate one or more of the “Rules of Composition”.  Photos will be then viewed and discussed.

The Club is a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users Group and is open to all PPCUG members.  Guests can attend all PPCUG meetings in a given month for one $3 fee.

For questions, call Larry Dove at 250-1013.

Pioneer Day Entries

Entry forms are currently being accepted for this year’s Pioneer Day and Heritage Festival.  The all day event will be held on Saturday Sept 12, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Vendor applications are available on line at, or by coming by the Fair Park Senior Center at 1433 Livingston Rd. For more info call 931-484-7416.

and ask for Tina or Carolyn.

FFG Couples Bowling League to get started

The Fairfield Glade Month-Enders Couples league bowl the last Sunday of the month (except holidays).

The 2015-2016 bowling season starts on Sunday, September 27th, at 2 P.M.. Bowling continues through May, concluding with the awards banquet. We focus on FUN, with friendly competition!! (You need not be a superstar bowler).  If you do not own your bowling equipment, rental shoes and balls are available at the alley. Teams are forming, today. Pre-registration is necessary.

Please call Judi Kaines at 707-8597 or Nancy Burleson at 484-6149. Not sure you can commit each month? There is a need for substitute bowlers, too. Call soon to reserve your place with Month-Enders.

Republican meeting set

The Cumberland County Republican Party will be hosting their annual Reagan Day Dinner September 12th at Martin Elementary School. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner starting at 6 P.M.

With the event being the day after the 14th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the program will highlight and honor the sacrifices of our emergency personnel and military. The keynote speaker this year will be former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales who was with President George W. Bush on September 11, 2001 and was a key player in the American response to 9/11.

Tickets are $30 per person or a table of 8 can be purchased for $200.

For tickets or more information, please call 931-456-4414 or stop by the county trustee’s office located off of Main Street.

Last Hebbertsburg Dance is scheduled

This is it!  Saturday, September 5, is your LAST CHANCE DINNER/DANCE at the Hebbertsburg Community Center for this season!  If you’ve been meaning to, but haven’t gotten around to coming yet, you have just one more opportunity to enjoy Hebbertsburg’s friendly camaraderie, family fun and good food this year.

Their favorite local band, The City Lites, provided the musical entertainment for our first dinner/dance of the season back on April 4, as well as several times throughout the summer and we will end our season with their musical expertise.

If you’re hungry you have a choice of homemade spaghetti and meat sauce with bread and a beverage, or a homemade BBQ sandwich with chips and a beverage, either one for just $7. Additional drinks and desserts are only $1 each,

The recommended donation at the door is $4 but that is just for adults. Children 16 and under get in free, so, this is inexpensive family fun at its best.

All our workers are volunteers and the money received goes to pay the band and to provide the Community Club’s maintenance.

Hebbertsburg is about 5 miles passed Fairfield Glade. From the 4-Way Stop, take Peavine Road North (away from I-40) and follow the signs to the Y in the road with the house in the center of it. Take the left fork about 2 blocks and you’ll see the blue pole barn Community Center on the left.

Any questions, call Carolyn at 931-707-7837.

Bible Study Fall Class Begins in September

Register now for the upcoming fall Bible Study Tech class, “Discerning the Voice of God-How to Recognize When God Speaks” with teacher, Priscilla Shirer will begin on Monday, September 14, from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m., and continue through Monday, November 2.  Bible Study Tech classes are held at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church at 231 Westchester Drive.

If you are interested in learning more about the Bible and interacting with a lot of very fun and interesting ladies, you might like to join us.

Please contact Cathy Muldoon, 456-9282, [email protected] or DeBe Wantzloeben, 456-8160, [email protected] for more information or send your registration to Bible Study Tech, 104 Prescott Lane, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558.

Hospice to meet Sept. 14

The monthly meeting of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be held the second Monday of September, September 14, in the social hall of St. Francis Catholic Church, 7503  Peavine Rd. Fairfield Glade.

This change of date is necessary due to Labor Day being the first Monday.  This meeting will  begin at 2:30 (please note the change of time) and will be followed by the social gathering after the business meeting.

For further information, please contact Shirley Wilkinson, membership chairman at 456-0032.

Upcoming fund raising efforts in support of Hospice Cumberland House include “Hit the Trails for Hospice” – October 3, Mistletoe Market “Rock Around the Tree” – November 7, and the “Holiday Bake Sale”  Funds raised by these events help support the ongoing operation of Cumberland House, a six bed end of life facility, which accommodates all persons, without consideration of ability to pay.

Free Classes offered

Classes are being offered for family and friends of individuals with a major mental illness on eight consecutive Wednesday evenings, 6 to 8:30 P.M. beginning on September 16, and ending on November 4.

The With Hope in Mind is a FREE eight-session course provided by NAMI .

(National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Cumberland Plateau.

With Hope in Mind is support and education for family members and friends who have a loved one with bipolar disorder (manic depression), major depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and/or other disorders.

To register call John and Denise Ranger at (931) 707-0283